October 4th   Leave a comment

Red squirrel

Red squirrel

There is a squashed red squirrel on the St Andrews road just by the Fairmont. There is a patch of woodland that comes right up to the road there and I think it must have resident red squirrels in it. Last year a red squirrel crossing the road there caused an accident but got away unhurt itself; this year, the squirrel was not so lucky. Every time I see a red squirrel squashed on the road I am saddened but then also slightly heartened because at least I know there are some still about.

The south-easterly winds continue. Sea watching this evening for 30 minutes produced 300 kittiwakes, 2 sooty and 3 manx shearwaters and a couple of little gulls passing Crail going east with the wind. There were also a lot of auks passing including, unusually, quite a few puffins.

Posted October 4, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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